Do You Have a Search Strategy?

Posted by Juliana Smith on July 10, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Juliana's Corner, Research, Searching for Records, Site Features

As I write this, I’m getting ready for a trip to Utah. As a fairly frequent traveler, I know that to make the trip less stressful, I need lists. Lists are what keep me from wandering around the house searching for nothing in particular, grasping randomly for things I might need, and missing items I… Read more

What You Might Have Missed, July 7 Edition

Posted by Anne Gillespie Mitchell on July 7, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site

Blog Posts Ancestry.com Who Do You Think You Are Returns to TLC on July 23rd by Kristie Wells Welcome to the Volunteer State: Tennessee State Research Guide by Anne Gillespie Mitchell Librarians in Las Vegas: An ALA Wrap-up by Amy Johnson Crow Finding Revolutionary War Patriots by Amy Johnson Crow Cousin Connection: AncestryDNA Connects Melyssa… Read more

Throwback Thursday Theme: At the Movies

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on June 26, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site

I distinctly remember the first movie that I saw in a theater. My sister and one of her girl friends took me to the Town & Country Cinema, not far from our house. It was a matinee and the movie was Bambi. (No, it wasn’t during its original release in 1942. It was during one… Read more

Throwback Thursday Theme: Family Vacations

Posted by Juliana Smith on June 19, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Juliana's Corner

Summer is officially underway and across the country, families are packing up for vacation destinations. And that is the theme of this week’s Throwback Thursday writing prompt. My family took a summer vacation every year, but rather than destinations like Disneyland or national parks, we visited family. My mom had two families. Her east coast… Read more

Distributed Denial of Service Attack Neutralized

Posted by Scott Sorensen on June 17, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Site Status

Around 1:30 p.m. MT on Monday, June 16, 2014, attackers targeted Ancestry with a Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDoS). During the attack, Ancestry websites along with the Find A Grave website were clogged with massive amounts of bogus traffic that took the sites down. We want to apologize for the inconvenience this has caused… Read more

Jack, James and Daniel to be most popular names – if England wins World Cup

Posted by Ancestry.com on June 13, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site, Celebrity

‘1966 naming trend’ reveals how the names of England’s World Cup squad members will soar if they win the tournament.   Names of England’s 1966 World Cup winners doubled in popularity after Wembley win Trend would mean nearly 30,000 extra boys with same name as 2014 Lions Jack Wilshere can expect to see his name… Read more

Celebrate the Fathers in Your Tree by Searching Surnames

Posted by Anna Swayne on June 10, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site

Father’s Day is this Sunday! Are you still looking for the perfect gift? Try an AncestryDNA test. Buy today (June 11th) and choose expedited shipping to ensure it arrives on time. Have you already taken the test? Use your DNA results to combine the power of DNA to search for the surnames in your tree by using the… Read more

Throwback Thursday Theme: Where Your Parents Worked

Posted by Amy Johnson Crow on June 4, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site

In the eyes of a child, a workplace can seem magical. There’s something about being allowed in where adults work. It’s like that office or factory is a whole other world. That’s how I felt about my dad’s service station. Yes, I said “service station,” not “gas station.” Slane and Johnson Texaco (and later, Slane… Read more

Ancestry.com Focuses on Core Offerings

Posted by Eric Shoup on June 4, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site

We’re proud of the variety of products we’ve created over the years that enable people to discover, preserve and share their family history. We recognize that there are a lot of ways that we, as a company, can make family history easier, more accessible and more fun for people all over the world. And we’re… Read more

New Wisconsin State Research Guide

Posted by Juliana Smith on May 31, 2014 in Ancestry.com Site

Happy belated 166th birthday, Wisconsin! You don’t look a day over 160. But you do have a rich and storied past. Home to a vibrant fur trade in the 1600s and 1700s, you drew the French, the British, and Native American tribes seeking an escape from the Iroquois Wars of the 17th century. Later waves… Read more